Sunday, June 17, 2012


I adore this photo. To me, it's full of anticipation & expectation...

 Just thought I'd share it with you.

That's all.

Love & Blessings

Charlene x

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hair Trials...

In preparation for my friends wedding we had 'Hair Trials' which is basically a run through of styles for the big day.

I was a tad apprehensive on how my hair would be treated & managed but to my complete pleasure it all went really well.

The 1950's are renowned for their intricate hair styles with lots of curl & kink detailing on sleek and smooth hair. (Pictures are of the Singer & Actress Lena Horne, I love her hair!)

I have thick & tightly coiled Afro hair which has a lot of volume, I love it!

The stylists who are 1950's specialists in hair & beauty were super gentle with my hair and made me feel so comfortable & relaxed. I almost fell asleep whilst my hair was being styled!

To save on time on the day of the wedding and to help enhance and define the style that will be achieved, I will prep my hair before hand by blow drying it semi-straight on the lowest heat setting to protect it from heat damage & to stretch my hair, which will help to achieve more length and reduce volume.

Using heat on my hair is something I rarely do any more but I'm cool with it on this special occasion & I'm surprised to find I'm becoming a lot less precious about my hair. Not a bad thing at all I think.

Love & Blessings

Charlene x

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Weddings & Bridesmaids

I love weddings!

Unfortunately the invites have always been few & far between, but in August one of my loveliest friends is getting married! & I'm going to be a bridesmaid!

I'm so excited!

The wedding has a 1950's feel to it hence the pictures above, so our dresses & hair will have that cool retro edge and styling.

I've been a bridesmaid once before for my Aunt years ago, so I'm super happy to be doing it again with this creative and fun twist.

Love & Blessings

Charlene xx

Sunday, June 03, 2012


This Mug made me chuckle.
Jokes aside, I'm really disappointed with this unpredictable and miserable British weather!
Just last week we had the sun finally giving us some ray's, but now back to the wet & miserable downpours.
I feel sorry for all of those whose plans when to pot in their celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
I know a lot of tea and street parties were planned. I'm sure all was not lost.

Love & Blessing